Something I don't normally go for is prawns.
Like I say, nice starter, the main I don't normally do, because it always makes me wonder how many prawns will be in the dish. But it didn't matter because that's what I fancied. There where 8 prawns at a small size. the rice too was wrong, that it was not lemon rice, but the rice that came was very nice with cashew nuts. Overall Coriander is not a bad choice, and they can be consistent with the food.
Tonight, somewhere I have not had food from before is Dhaka Guesthouse & Restaurant. I have seen it in passing you could say.
Anyhow I fancied beef.
I was very surprised at the quantity of the beef, its not soft like you would expect, such like Emaan's restaurant. But never the less, for a beef curry its good. But there is a But for myself, I could only manage the half, because of its spiciness. Wow I have eaten some hot foods, but this is way too much for my taste, tomorrow I will get some yogert to calm it down.
Anyway back to the book, and being an hardback it serves its time mostly has my laptops mouse mat. The name of the book and details. "the complete book of curries" by Harvey Day. Basically the books contents are of 5 books of curries.
I thought I would copy the words from the beginning of the book for who may find interest.
Earlier in the day I had been scanning a few various menus from some of the mentioned good restaurants above, I was in need of a good curry due to a few disappointments of late, when I say disappointments! I quote too the stage of an inedible meal, actually two curry dishes from separate restaurants following each other with the spice and heat that would dissolves one's tongue. This was after giving the second dish another go with adding one full pot of natural yogurt and a little fruit to the curry dish, now resembling that look of a mild korma, but alas it still had the bite of a tindaloo.
Inedible meal has no benefit of its intended purpose and also means a waste of money in my book too, unfortunately they were of meals from known establishments where I have enjoyed that of their foods in the past. I have always said if I try a new meal from any place and it didn't meet my expectations, I would not be that discouraged too soon because they may have another dish that is exceptional, so yes giving the place the benefit of doubt or second chance if you wish.
I would say I am not a person to judge, never quoting or remarking on the foods in a bad way from a restaurant. Again, I am not of a food critic in that sense, being, "your and my" tastes may be not the same, that also goes on what we may both expect and except.
It was a toss up between Tastebudz due to not having a meal from there. But because my partner had before had eaten at Idli dosa and enjoyed their food that was the obvious choice.
Starter of Mushroom Pakora.
Main dish of Mutton Kheema.
Main dish of Fish Curry.
So, we were to order the meal to take away still because that is what I prefer with the covid situation and that of curfew time approaching. I also asked for their take away menu, they do have one for specifically doing so, but the person of the restaurant gave me the eat in menu saying they are one of the same! But they are clearly not so. I would have saved a small amount paying the price of take away food on my part, but did not want to be in the situation of arguments over rightly of a few dollars. I only wanted a good satisfying meal for the monies paid.
Take away food menu.
Another page from "the complete book of curries" by Harvey Day.
Beef Shami (with home made chips) I happened to fall on the best potatoes so far that I have had here, no stringiness to there texture. Bought from the Muslim market along the riverside at 5000reil for 1.5 kilo.
The main dish.
Yet, another page from "the complete book of curries" by Harvey Day.
I decided to order from Rajbhog, being usually consistent and reliable.
They proved me wrong this time with delayed order times, and no sauces to accompany the Seekh's.
My partner had bought some coriander and pineapple, also some coconut cream I would add to the dish.
A simple dish from "the complete book of curries" by Harvey Day.
The Masala spice mix
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14296 ... am-masala/
I was feeling a little peckish, and for the cities curry houses this is a inexpensive, but plain dish.
The chicken marsala
Yes, again I added chips, like some have mentioned it is something of a personal choice, if not to accompany the dish like so, I would use potatoes has in a Vindaloo. But don't get me wrong I do enjoy rice.
So adding a few little bits makes the simple Masala dish a little more interesting.
Also just curry and Naan or chapati is perfect
Most rice is wasted on me, although I prefer the long grain Indian basmati style I won't eat more than a cupful at a time
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